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Securities & Exchange Commissionprotect public against stock fraud

Tennessee Valley Authorityfull employment to provide cheap housing & electricity

Federal Housing Administrationloans for home improvement

low-income housing

Social Security Actunemployment insurance

old-age insurance

provisions for blind, handicapped

Wagner ActNational Labor Relations Board

gave labor right to organize & bargain

21st amendment – 1933reversed Prohibition

Critiques of New Deal

Father Coughlin-“Social Justice”

-New Deal not far enough

Senator Huey Longpromised to take $5,000 from rich to give to poor

Dr. Francis Townshendpromised $200/month to elderly from US Treasury

“Second New Deal”

Works Progress Administrationjobs for public buildings, bridges, roads

work for college students, artists, etc.

National Recovery Administrationmaximum hours ceiling

minimum wage floor

excess profits taxed

self-sacrifice expected of businesses

ruled unconstitutional in 1936 with the Schechter “sick chicken” case

Public Works Administrationled by Harold Ickes

jobs for public buildings, parks, highways

Soil Conservation Actpaid farmers to plant soil conserving crops

2nd Agricultural Adjustment Act

Resettlement Administrationmoved farmers to better land

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